I love to laugh at life, but some things you just can’t laugh at. Sometimes I’ll remember some event from long ago, and it stops me in my tracks. Sometimes a chance encounter with a stranger in a parking lot does the same. Both can bring on a sudden emotion and an awareness that wasn’t there a moment before. The best ones tend to tear my heart out, in a good way, and I’d like to share these longer posts with you from time to time.